What Guides Us

Over our long history, a series of written agreements and science-based goals have guided our work, helping our partners track changes in the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

    Signed in 2014, this landmark accord establishes goals and outcomes for the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands that surround them.

  • Management Strategies and Work Plans

    After the signing of the Watershed Agreement, our Goal Implementation Teams crafted strategies describing the steps necessary to achieve the Agreement’s Vision.

  • Adaptive Management

    Adaptive management is the ongoing, science-based process through which we plan, implement and evaluate our restoration efforts.